15-Minute One-Pan Chicken With Green Beans In Tomato Sauce

by | May 8, 2024 | Recipes

We’ve all been there – scrambling for a recipe when the lights go out (hello old friend, #loadshedding). Forget takeout and frozen meals – fire up the gas burner, grab a pot and let’s get cooking.  This hearty chicken braise recipe packs in all the flavours – tomatoes, green beans, garlic and white wine – with only 10 minutes of simmering. Add a crunchy green salad and that’s dinner done.

Serves 4. Per 324g serving: 1839kJ, 11g fat (1.5g sat), 690mg sodium, 42g carbs, 9g fibre, 6g sugars, 40g protein

One-Pan Chicken Recipe

Chicken and tomato in a pot

Chicken With Green Beans In Tomato Sauce

This quick and flavourful dish features tender chicken breasts paired with vibrant green beans, all cooked together in a savoury tomato sauce. Plus, it only takes 15 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 439 kcal


  • 400g ripe tomatoes, peeled
  • 10 garlic cloves peeled and roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 180g fine green beans 1 packet
  • 4 free-range chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 sprig fresh origanum
  • ¾ cup chicken stock


  • Roughly chop the peeled tomatoes and set aside.
  • Crush the garlic on a board by sprinkling with sea salt, covering with the face of a knife and pulling the blade towards you. Mash the anchovy into a paste.
  • Blanch the green beans, then top and tail and cut into two-centimetre sections.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then dust with flour, shaking off the excess.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for three to four minutes per side, until golden. Set aside.
  • Add the garlic and anchovy to the pan and cook over medium heat for one minute.
  • Add the wine, bring to the boil and cook until almost completely reduced.
  • Add the tomatoes, origanum and stock and simmer for 10 minutes or until it thickens into a sauce.
  • Add the chicken breasts and beans and cook for one minute to heat through. Serve.
Keyword 15-Minute Recipes, chicken

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